Godspeed You Black Emperor! ‎– Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

Constellation ‎– cst012
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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Storm (21:59)
A.1 Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas To Heaven...
Horns – Alfons (2), Brian*
A.2 Gathering Storm / Il Pleut À Mourir [+Clatters Like Worry] 6:03
A.3 "Welcome To Barco AM/PM..." [L.A.X.; 5/14/00]
A.4 Cancer Towers On Holy Road Hi-Way
Static (21:07)
B.1 Terrible Canyons Of Static 3:30
B.2 Atomic Clock.
B.3 Chart #3
B.4 World Police And Friendly Fire
B.5 [...+The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now]
Sleep (21:12)
C.1 Murray Ostril: "...They Don't Sleep Anymore On The Beach..."
C.2 Monheim
C.3 Broken Windows, Locks Of Love Pt. III. / 3rd Part
Horns – Alfons (2), Brian*
Antennas To Heaven...
D.1 Moya Sings "Baby-O"...
D.2 Edgyswingsetacid
D.3 [Glockenspiel Duet Recorded On A Campsite In Rhinebeck, N.Y.]
D.4 "Attention...Mon Ami...Fa-Lala-Lala-La-La..." [55-St.Laurent]
D.5 She Dreamt She Was A Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone In An Empty Field
D.6 Deathkamp Drone
D.7 [Antennas To Heaven...]

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Recorded at Chemical Sound during 9 days in February 2000. (other scraps of tape were magnetized all over the last 4 years at the mighty hôtel2tango.)

Inner sleeve drawings and inspiration for front cover from 'notes to a friend; silently listening' no. 2.

Comes in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with barcode and "Made in Canada" on sticker.
Some copies include the Constellation Records catalog sheet from Autumn 2000.

On inner sleeve:
Thank you: hugsum, wherehouse, reitschule, l'x... (minutemen, weather underground, symptomhall...)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 666561001216
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): CST-012-A JG 4145.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): CST-012-B JG 4145.2(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): CST-012-C JG 4145.3(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): CST-012-D JG 4145.4(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A to D, stamped): GOLDEN


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August 21, 2020
Seeing as that 15.3K people have this, I think someone really needs to take proper photos of everything and replace the old ones. I don't really have the means too but I bet someone does.


May 25, 2020
One of the vinyls of my copy was badly warped and there's in general a lot of crackles. The sound is great though, and it's a fantastic album.


June 17, 2019

This record might be the single greatest achievement of the entire post-rock genre. It's just perfect. I've never known a double album to flow so effortlessly. Every part is a joy and you should probably buy it and listen to it because it is nice and stuff.


April 11, 2019
Thanks for sharing) This is very interesting! Great news! Really!


March 6, 2019
For some reason my copy is absolutely fine but side 4 is slightly too fast. Is anyone else having this problem?


July 29, 2018

Re-review 2 years later: Listening to this album in several setup variations, I can say for sure the mastering sounds just right. Not a shower, but the details are still there. If anything, it's just as "muddy" as the digital version. Crackles is still sorta present in my copy, haven't wet-cleaned my copy yet to see if they vanish.


December 24, 2017

Just listening to this on my ATLP120/AT95E/Pro-ject MaiA/Sony MDR 7506-combo, and holy dang this record sounds great!


August 28, 2016

I think all the differences in peoples copies are due to this being repressed multiple times. I have a copy I bought new in 2000 (probably a first press) and it still sounds amazing after several plays and 16 years. Always has been better and warmer than the cd. Likely with each repress the quality is going down. I only say that because this lp is still and always has been avalible. Constilation will not let top sellers go out of print. Probably a ton of different newer/older pressings floating around.


July 9, 2016
My record sounds amazing. There is a few pops here and there but overall it sounds great!